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This is the new Hive smart thermostat, and it's awesome

This is the new Hive smart thermostat, and it's awesome

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Hive has announced Active Heating 2, outlining the future for the connected heating system, with an expansion into the connected home. At the core of Active Heating 2 is this new thermostat, a replacement for the digital thermostat box of the original... >>

Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat

Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat

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Honeywell is a company with its fingers in several pies, one of which is smart heating. There are several systems available on the market that will make turning your heating on or off and make scheduling it much easier, whether you pick Honeywell, or... >>

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

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Would you cuddle a light? That's what Philips and Disney are hoping your kids will do with a new range of family-friendly lights that are suitable for snuggling with. The company, that has all but pulled out of anything other than lighting and healthcare,... >>

How to make your home smart for under £1500

How to make your home smart for under £1500

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Connected homes are fast becoming the thing to have as more and more devices appear hoping to make your home life easier, simpler and smarter. There is everything from appliances to heating, lighting and other gadgets available, all of which can be remotely... >>

Amazon Echo now works with Wink, control your smart devices with voice

Amazon Echo now works with Wink, control your smart devices with voice

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Amazon Echo just got even cooler than it already was, thanks to a new update that brought support for Wink devices. We recently reviewed the Echo and fell in love with the Bluetooth speaker's Alexa voice assistant. You can ask her to stream music, fetch... >>

Panasonic Smart Home system wants to keep your house and shed safe

Panasonic Smart Home system wants to keep your house and shed safe

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Panasonic has announced that its Smart Home system is coming to the UK, looking to provide another solution for security, monitoring and smart control.  Panasonic's system offers a range of components that all link to a central hub using DECT ULE. ... >>

Real-life smarthome: What is it really like living with Honeywell, Nest, Tado, Hive, Philips Hue, Netatmo and Withings?

Real-life smarthome: What is it really like living with Honeywell, Nest, Tado, Hive, Philips Hue, Netatmo and Withings?

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The smarthome is no longer the subject of dreams - it is very much the here and now. There are numerous products and devices out there that will turn your house into a clever one, from smartphone-controlled lights to heating and cameras. But what is it... >>

5 crazy smarthome gadgets you didn’t know you needed

5 crazy smarthome gadgets you didn’t know you needed

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A smarthome can be made up of all sorts of wonderful gadgets, from smartphone controlled heating and lighting, to cameras, colourful garden lights, robot hoovers and clever washing machines. There aren't just wonderful products out there for the smarthome... >>

Alexa, the brains behind Amazon Echo, wants to take over all your connected devices

Alexa, the brains behind Amazon Echo, wants to take over all your connected devices

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It's no coincidence that Amazon has made its Echo smart device available to all recently: today Amazon has made another significant announcement in the future of device voice control. Amazon is offering Alexa for integration into third-party devices. ... >>

Twist combines a smart LED lamp with an Airplay-controlled speaker

Twist combines a smart LED lamp with an Airplay-controlled speaker

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A speaker lamp has just become available for pre-order, and it seems like the ideal way to get into home automation without going totally overboard on apps, hubs, and other internet-connected gear. We've seen plenty of major technology companies - such... >>